October 2018 - February 2019 /

Current Topic /
Encampment /

With David Brooks / Jorge Colombo / Barbara de Vries / Mark Dion / Hope Ginsburg / Gary Graham / Brooke Grant / Jeffrey Jenkins / Alex A. Jones / Cameron Klavsen / Leigh Claire La Berge / Abby Lutz / Kristyna & Marek Milde / J. Morgan Puett / Rebecca Purcell / Gina Siepel / Shelley Spector / Allison Smith / Caroline Wallner / Allison Ward / Natalie Wilkin / Caroline Woolard / Amy Yoes //

Encampment / inˈkampmənt, enˈkampmənt  (noun) / A place with temporary accommodations consisting of huts or tents, typically for troops or nomads. / The process of setting up a camp. Migrants, refugees, nomads, displaced beings both human and non-human, everywhere, removed from _ re-establishing home. / Migrating into a community with finite, temporary, active engagement.

Encampment, A Guide to the Field's inaugural exhibition, is an installation collection of conceptual products that offer expanded possibilities of comfort, camping, modern life, and shifting notions of home in an ever-migratory society. From stained linen textiles to recycled soaps, from she-wolf tables to U&I wall-and-ceiling systems, visitors to the project gallery are be offered materials and ideas to enhance domestic activities of resting, cooking, cleaning, and playing-being.

These artists are creating handmade protestations against traditionally predetermined domesticity; they are makers reassembling the terms of conceptual artworks we might actually need for the 21st century. The shared goal is to rethink the ethics of comportment, commons, comfort, environment, reassembling the terms by which we define sites with social, political, and civic possibilities.

New FEATURE

One Grand Books

Our reading room has expanded from the under-the-stairs space into a factory lounge; in residence, One Grand Books / Aaron Hicklin, stitched with Mildred's Lane characters.

Opening Spring 2019 /

Upcoming Topic /
Factory /

Factory ˈfakt(ə)rē noun 1) a building or group of buildings where goods are manufactured or assembled chiefly by machine. 2) A manufacturing plant is a site, with machinery, or a complex, where workers manufacture goods, operate machines processing materials into another form or products.3) [with modifier] a person, group, or institution that continually produces a great quantity of something specified: a huge factory of lying, slander, and bad English. 4) Historical; an establishment for traders carrying on business.

Factory is a topic seemingly ill-fitted for this cottage-industry and storefront apartment; creative thinkers and workers tell stories, weave histories, show reflections, make demonstrations, and hold events throughout the spring exhibition. A Guide to the Field is naming a field that will transform several times during the months, with some unexpected outcomes around how and what things are made. 

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